"And no practical definition of freedom would be complete without the freedom to take the consequences. Indeed, it is the freedom upon which all the other are based."Background: Blogsphere Civil War
- Lord Vetinari
At what point do the cries for Freedom of Speech, Liberty become hollow when we stop taking the consequences of our actions?
We like our freedom, so long as we don't have to accept any unpleasant consequences. We want to be able to say what we want, without accepting condemnation by others. We want the ability to do what we want, without accepting responsibility when our actions hurt other people.
If you build a site like mean kids or write a blog, you have to accept the consequences of that action.
True freedom is the freedom to take the consequences. Strength of character comes from accepting the consequences of your actions.
Kathy Sierra, Anonymity, Internet